Period
to 20 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for SQL Server skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited SQL Server over the 6 months to 20 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
UK > England
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 11 12 6
Rank change year-on-year +1 -6 -1
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 23715 25504 33285
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 14.08% 14.45% 16.18%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 46.63% 48.82% 51.23%
Number of salaries quoted 20863 23002 29836
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% -
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £70,550 £67,500 £67,500
UK median annual salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +2.41%

SQL Server is in the Databases and Business Intelligence category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills.

All Database and Business Intelligence Skills
England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills 50861 52245 64966
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 30.19% 29.59% 31.58%
Number of salaries quoted 42283 45101 55204
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £30,000 £29,000 £28,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £77,500 £75,000
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +2.27%

SQL Server
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing SQL Server as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server in England

SQL Server
Salary Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing SQL Server in England.

Salary trend for SQL Server in England

SQL Server
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server in England over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Salary histogram for SQL Server in England

SQL Server
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server within the England region over the 6 months to 20 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London 0 8838 £55,000 +1.85% 487
South East 0 5062 £42,500 - 337
North of England -4 3981 £40,000 - 350
Midlands +1 2399 £40,000 +3.90% 207
North West -3 2261 £40,000 - 187
South West +3 1755 £40,000 +5.26% 114
East of England 0 1655 £45,000 +5.88% 118
West Midlands 0 1512 £40,000 +6.67% 95
Yorkshire -2 1490 £41,500 +3.75% 133
East Midlands -3 886 £39,000 -2.50% 110
North East -3 224 £37,000 -7.50% 30
SQL Server
UK

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, IT jobs citing SQL Server also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the England region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 13055 (55.05%) .NET
2 12545 (52.90%) C#
3 12045 (50.79%) SQL
4 9464 (39.91%) Agile Software Development
5 8951 (37.74%) Microsoft
6 8445 (35.61%) ASP.NET
7 8129 (34.28%) MVC
8 7085 (29.88%) JavaScript
9 5950 (25.09%) HTML
10 5484 (23.12%) ASP.NET MVC
11 5153 (21.73%) Finance
12 5126 (21.62%) CSS
13 5102 (21.51%) Windows
14 4863 (20.51%) TDD
15 4515 (19.04%) T-SQL
16 3959 (16.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 3871 (16.32%) AngularJS
18 3790 (15.98%) Business Intelligence
19 3746 (15.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
20 3550 (14.97%) ASP.NET Web API
21 3530 (14.89%) .NET Framework
22 3488 (14.71%) Scrum
23 3486 (14.70%) Microsoft Azure
24 3433 (14.48%) WCF
25 3206 (13.52%) jQuery
26 3096 (13.06%) Oracle
27 2876 (12.13%) Degree
28 2855 (12.04%) Web Services
29 2628 (11.08%) Web Application Development
30 2593 (10.93%) ASP.NET MVC 5

SQL Server
Co-occurring IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1602 (6.76%) IIS
2 1361 (5.74%) SharePoint
3 785 (3.31%) MS Exchange
4 609 (2.57%) CMS
5 525 (2.21%) Apache
6 504 (2.13%) Tomcat
7 481 (2.03%) BizTalk Server
8 467 (1.97%) Elasticsearch
9 310 (1.31%) Umbraco
10 263 (1.11%) JBoss
11 261 (1.10%) SharePoint 2013
12 252 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2010
13 219 (0.92%) Apache Spark
14 210 (0.89%) Confluence
15 198 (0.83%) Sitecore CMS
16 189 (0.80%) WebSphere
17 181 (0.76%) SAS
18 180 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2013
19 173 (0.73%) EPiServer
20 163 (0.69%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1092 (4.60%) Microsoft Excel
2 679 (2.86%) Microsoft Office
3 121 (0.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 100 (0.42%) MS Visio
5 66 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
6 55 (0.23%) SPSS
7 43 (0.18%) Photoshop
8 39 (0.16%) Microsoft Project
9 17 (0.072%) Adobe Illustrator
10 15 (0.063%) InfoPath
11 7 (0.030%) Chatbot
12 6 (0.025%) SOLIDWORKS
13 5 (0.021%) S-PLUS
14 4 (0.017%) EngageOne
15 3 (0.013%) Stata
16 2 (0.008%) SPSS Modeler
17 1 (0.004%) AutoCAD
17 1 (0.004%) Fireworks
17 1 (0.004%) GNU Octave
Business Applications
1 428 (1.80%) Dynamics CRM
2 198 (0.83%) Dynamics AX
3 165 (0.70%) Dynamics NAV
4 70 (0.30%) Remedy ITSM
5 46 (0.19%) Oracle EBS
6 44 (0.19%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 36 (0.15%) Adobe Campaign
8 27 (0.11%) Dynamics GP
9 26 (0.11%) SAP BPC
10 25 (0.11%) Markit EDM
11 23 (0.097%) Visualfiles
12 22 (0.093%) Eloqua
12 22 (0.093%) SAP Hybris
13 21 (0.089%) Salesforce.com CRM
14 20 (0.084%) Magento
15 19 (0.080%) MetaTrader
16 18 (0.076%) Oracle Applications
16 18 (0.076%) Unit4 Business World
17 15 (0.063%) NetSuite
18 14 (0.059%) Cognos TM1
Cloud Services
1 3486 (14.70%) Microsoft Azure
2 1631 (6.88%) Amazon AWS
3 711 (3.00%) Office 365
4 639 (2.69%) SaaS
5 350 (1.48%) GitHub
6 285 (1.20%) IaaS
7 254 (1.07%) PaaS
8 210 (0.89%) Cloud Computing
9 116 (0.49%) Azure Active Directory
9 116 (0.49%) Google Play
10 107 (0.45%) Google Cloud Platform
11 98 (0.41%) Dynamics 365
12 92 (0.39%) Azure Data Factory
13 82 (0.35%) Azure Machine Learning
14 79 (0.33%) Amazon EC2
14 79 (0.33%) npm
15 59 (0.25%) Google Analytics
16 53 (0.22%) Amazon S3
17 46 (0.19%) AWS CloudFormation
18 43 (0.18%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 873 (3.68%) Internet
2 854 (3.60%) Firewall
3 583 (2.46%) DNS
4 542 (2.29%) SAN
5 446 (1.88%) TCP/IP
6 388 (1.64%) WAN
7 382 (1.61%) DHCP
8 343 (1.45%) LAN
9 315 (1.33%) VPN
10 269 (1.13%) HTTP
11 190 (0.80%) Intranet
12 187 (0.79%) VoIP
13 173 (0.73%) VLAN
14 149 (0.63%) SSL
15 130 (0.55%) Skype
16 127 (0.54%) Broadband
17 102 (0.43%) NAS
18 101 (0.43%) SMS
19 97 (0.41%) Network Security
20 87 (0.37%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3959 (16.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3746 (15.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2326 (9.81%) SQL Server 2014
4 2297 (9.69%) Data Warehouse
5 2217 (9.35%) SQL Server 2016
6 2135 (9.00%) SQL Server 2008
7 2080 (8.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1864 (7.86%) NoSQL
9 1701 (7.17%) MySQL
10 1696 (7.15%) SQL Server 2012
11 1637 (6.90%) Relational Database
12 1086 (4.58%) Power BI
13 1064 (4.49%) MongoDB
14 669 (2.82%) Big Data
15 613 (2.58%) RDBMS
16 562 (2.37%) Oracle Database
17 532 (2.24%) PostgreSQL
17 532 (2.24%) SQL Server 2005
18 506 (2.13%) QlikView
19 464 (1.96%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 2224 (9.38%) Git (software)
2 2157 (9.10%) Visual Studio
3 1836 (7.74%) Team Foundation Server
4 1209 (5.10%) NUnit
5 919 (3.88%) JIRA
6 845 (3.56%) Subversion
7 836 (3.53%) TeamCity
8 661 (2.79%) Rhino Mocks
9 618 (2.61%) Jenkins
10 558 (2.35%) Moq
11 485 (2.05%) Octopus Deploy
12 461 (1.94%) Selenium
13 453 (1.91%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 407 (1.72%) MSTest
15 221 (0.93%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 212 (0.89%) Maven
17 200 (0.84%) SpecFlow
18 183 (0.77%) JUnit
19 182 (0.77%) Bitbucket
20 136 (0.57%) Hudson
General
1 5153 (21.73%) Finance
2 1537 (6.48%) Banking
3 1064 (4.49%) Retail
4 923 (3.89%) Marketing
5 782 (3.30%) Games
6 754 (3.18%) Advertising
7 563 (2.37%) Investment Banking
8 552 (2.33%) Telecoms
9 427 (1.80%) Manufacturing
10 378 (1.59%) Legal
11 340 (1.43%) Front Office
12 326 (1.37%) Retail Banking
13 285 (1.20%) Back Office
14 256 (1.08%) Electronics
15 253 (1.07%) Law
16 191 (0.81%) Music Industry
17 184 (0.78%) Financial Institution
18 134 (0.57%) Publishing
19 107 (0.45%) Automotive
20 91 (0.38%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 14353 (60.52%) Developer
2 7485 (31.56%) .NET Developer
3 5048 (21.29%) C# Developer
4 3623 (15.28%) C# .NET Developer
5 2511 (10.59%) SQL Developer
6 2188 (9.23%) Senior Developer
7 2150 (9.07%) Analyst
8 2025 (8.54%) ASP.NET Developer
9 1935 (8.16%) Software Developer
10 1793 (7.56%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 1369 (5.77%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
12 1343 (5.66%) DBA
13 1141 (4.81%) Business Intelligence Developer
14 1088 (4.59%) Senior .NET Developer
15 1049 (4.42%) .NET Software Developer
16 1046 (4.41%) SQL DBA
17 1018 (4.29%) C# Software Developer
18 896 (3.78%) Junior
19 895 (3.77%) Web Developer
20 862 (3.63%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13055 (55.05%) .NET
2 8445 (35.61%) ASP.NET
3 5950 (25.09%) HTML
4 5484 (23.12%) ASP.NET MVC
5 5126 (21.62%) CSS
6 3871 (16.32%) AngularJS
7 3550 (14.97%) ASP.NET Web API
8 3530 (14.89%) .NET Framework
9 3433 (14.48%) WCF
10 3206 (13.52%) jQuery
11 2855 (12.04%) Web Services
12 2593 (10.93%) ASP.NET MVC 5
13 2314 (9.76%) RESTful
14 2126 (8.96%) Entity Framework
15 2065 (8.71%) HTML5
16 1931 (8.14%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 1919 (8.09%) XML
18 1915 (8.08%) WPF
19 1806 (7.62%) Node.js
20 1429 (6.03%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 1727 (7.28%) Analytical Skills
2 1633 (6.89%) Computer Science
3 1480 (6.24%) Greenfield Project
4 767 (3.23%) Enterprise Software
5 726 (3.06%) User Experience
6 599 (2.53%) Fintech
7 598 (2.52%) Clustering
8 554 (2.34%) Management Information System
9 505 (2.13%) Mobile App
10 461 (1.94%) Replication
11 332 (1.40%) Data Centre
12 298 (1.26%) Client/Server
13 262 (1.10%) Data Structures
14 253 (1.07%) Hedge funds
15 219 (0.92%) Algorithms
16 179 (0.75%) Tandem
17 178 (0.75%) Social Network
18 177 (0.75%) N-Tier
19 164 (0.69%) Social Media
20 163 (0.69%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 5102 (21.51%) Windows
2 2211 (9.32%) Windows Server
3 1705 (7.19%) Linux
4 831 (3.50%) Windows Server 2012
5 804 (3.39%) Windows Server 2008
6 740 (3.12%) Unix
7 487 (2.05%) Windows 7
8 463 (1.95%) Android
9 372 (1.57%) Windows 10
10 325 (1.37%) Apple iOS
11 232 (0.98%) Windows Server 2003
12 167 (0.70%) Windows 8
13 147 (0.62%) Solaris
14 142 (0.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 120 (0.51%) CentOS
16 111 (0.47%) Ubuntu
17 62 (0.26%) Windows XP
18 55 (0.23%) Mac OS X
19 41 (0.17%) AIX
20 40 (0.17%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 9464 (39.91%) Agile Software Development
2 8129 (34.28%) MVC
3 4863 (20.51%) TDD
4 3790 (15.98%) Business Intelligence
5 3488 (14.71%) Scrum
6 2628 (11.08%) Web Application Development
7 2575 (10.86%) BDD
8 2340 (9.87%) OO
9 2192 (9.24%) Web Development
10 2076 (8.75%) ETL
11 1950 (8.22%) Continuous Integration
12 1718 (7.24%) Software Engineering
13 1637 (6.90%) SDLC
14 1407 (5.93%) Unit Testing
15 1396 (5.89%) ITIL
16 1353 (5.71%) DevOps
17 1308 (5.52%) Analytics
18 1306 (5.51%) Test Automation
19 1257 (5.30%) Performance Tuning
20 1178 (4.97%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 12545 (52.90%) C#
2 12045 (50.79%) SQL
3 7085 (29.88%) JavaScript
4 4515 (19.04%) T-SQL
5 2226 (9.39%) Java
6 1497 (6.31%) PowerShell
7 1330 (5.61%) VB.NET
8 1230 (5.19%) Ruby
9 961 (4.05%) Python
10 763 (3.22%) VB
11 687 (2.90%) PHP
12 544 (2.29%) C++
13 468 (1.97%) VBA
14 404 (1.70%) PL/SQL
15 387 (1.63%) TypeScript
16 321 (1.35%) Shell Script
17 311 (1.31%) C
18 303 (1.28%) R
19 233 (0.98%) Bash Shell
20 217 (0.92%) Perl
Qualifications
1 2876 (12.13%) Degree
2 937 (3.95%) Microsoft Certification
3 709 (2.99%) Computer Science Degree
4 409 (1.72%) Security Cleared
5 379 (1.60%) MCSE
6 249 (1.05%) MCSA
7 238 (1.00%) SC Cleared
8 211 (0.89%) Cisco Certification
9 190 (0.80%) CCNA
10 173 (0.73%) MCP
11 117 (0.49%) ITIL Certification
12 111 (0.47%) MCITP
13 109 (0.46%) MCSD
14 104 (0.44%) ISEB
14 104 (0.44%) Numerate Degree
15 100 (0.42%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 90 (0.38%) MCTS
17 84 (0.35%) Master's Degree
18 72 (0.30%) DV Cleared
18 72 (0.30%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 959 (4.04%) QA
2 474 (2.00%) SLA
3 393 (1.66%) Data Quality
4 173 (0.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 128 (0.54%) PCI DSS
6 83 (0.35%) GDPR
6 83 (0.35%) ISO 9001
7 49 (0.21%) SEPA
8 47 (0.20%) PMO
9 37 (0.16%) COBIT
10 26 (0.11%) Disclosure Scotland
11 22 (0.093%) MiFID
12 19 (0.080%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 17 (0.072%) EMIR
14 16 (0.067%) Cyber Essentials
15 15 (0.063%) HL7
16 13 (0.055%) GAMP
17 12 (0.051%) RosettaNet
18 11 (0.046%) Sarbanes-Oxley
19 10 (0.042%) GCP
System Software
1 1678 (7.08%) Active Directory
2 929 (3.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 572 (2.41%) Hyper-V
4 440 (1.86%) Docker
5 268 (1.13%) vSphere
6 257 (1.08%) VMware ESXi
7 175 (0.74%) XenApp
8 140 (0.59%) Virtual Machines
9 98 (0.41%) XenDesktop
10 94 (0.40%) Virtual Servers
11 51 (0.22%) HDFS
12 46 (0.19%) Microsoft App-V
12 46 (0.19%) Oracle RAC
12 46 (0.19%) Virtual Desktop
13 42 (0.18%) Terminal Services
14 38 (0.16%) VMware Workstation
15 34 (0.14%) KVM
16 25 (0.11%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 23 (0.097%) XenServer
18 22 (0.093%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 429 (1.81%) Puppet
2 356 (1.50%) SCCM
3 310 (1.31%) Opscode Chef
4 304 (1.28%) Ansible
5 208 (0.88%) Kibana
6 184 (0.78%) WSUS
7 148 (0.62%) SCOM
8 132 (0.56%) Nagios
9 115 (0.48%) Microsoft Clustering
10 105 (0.44%) vCenter Server
11 101 (0.43%) Backup Exec
11 101 (0.43%) Business Desktop Deployment
12 91 (0.38%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 76 (0.32%) Opsview
14 75 (0.32%) ZABBIX
15 71 (0.30%) Oracle RMAN
16 65 (0.27%) Kubernetes
17 58 (0.24%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
18 53 (0.22%) Failover Clustering
18 53 (0.22%) Terraform
Vendors
1 8951 (37.74%) Microsoft
2 3096 (13.06%) Oracle
3 1424 (6.00%) VMware
4 734 (3.10%) Tableau
5 660 (2.78%) Cisco
6 636 (2.68%) Google
7 580 (2.45%) SAP
8 510 (2.15%) Citrix
9 434 (1.83%) Facebook
10 383 (1.62%) Sybase
11 377 (1.59%) IBM
12 332 (1.40%) HP
13 312 (1.32%) Cognos
14 281 (1.18%) Sitecore
15 241 (1.02%) Xamarin
16 216 (0.91%) Splunk
17 187 (0.79%) Informatica
18 177 (0.75%) Apple
19 166 (0.70%) Red Hat
20 164 (0.69%) NetApp